The death of a family member causes a great deal of heartache and sadness. But when it's sudden and someone else's fault, the impact on the family is especially severe. Nobody can fill the empty chair at the dinner table, but a wrongful death attorney from The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey may be able to help recover the financial losses and other damages, including for the loss of the society and companionship of the member of your family. Attorney Hailey can help you file and pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
In Massachusetts, wrongful death lawsuits are governed by the Wrongful Death Act. Whether the death was caused by a car accident, medical malpractice, a defective product or any other cause, the procedure is the same. The claim is then brought by the estate (The Law Office of Hans R. Hailey can help make those arrangements).
How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
In a wrongful death lawsuit, The Law Offices of Hans R. Hailey can help fight to recover funeral expenses, administration expenses, income lost to the family, compensation for the loss of the society and other damages.
In this modern era where more and more people are living in non-traditional arrangements in Massachusetts, a significant other is prohibited from sharing in any judgment award even if named in the deceased's will to receive a portion of the deceased's estate. Of course, the heirs of the deceased have the option to share their award with any significant other at their discretion.
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